K2125-2: ONLINE EDUCATORS RETREAT - experienced practitioners25.06.2021 - 29.06.2021
A course with Tineke Spruytenburg, Miles Dunmore, Thay Phap Dung and Thay Phap Luu.
Mindfulness in education ~ what next ?
Today young people face a complex, challenging future, dealing with climate crisis and social injustice.
They face challenges retaining their sense of self worth amidst the forces of relentless advertising and powerful social media.
In the midst of this, we, their teachers, know how they long to engage in the world purposefully and ethically. How does mindfulness in education fit into this picture ?
During this retreat, we will consider the ethical and community components of mindfulness in school and classroom.
We will examine ways to incorporate mindfulness into specific subject areas such as the sciences, literature, and the humanities.
We will consider how to develop programs that run from year to year. We will also work with the interesting dynamics that arise from being seen as a mindful teacher by colleagues and the community.
Thay Phap Dung and Thay Phap Luu are happy to contribute their wisdom and experience to this course by leading several sessions
All educators are welcome; however, this five-day retreat is designed particularly for middle and high school teachers who already have a personal mindfulness practice and who have begun to share mindfulness in their schools, either on a small or large scale.
Timing of the daily sessions is set for full participation for Europe and the UK (CEST and BST) and half days for North America (EAST
Course-fee: 140,- € (Discount is possible on request)
Brother Phap Dung
Brother Pháp Dung is a Vietnamese American monk, ordained by Thay in 1998. He was born in Vietnam in 1969, came to the US when he was nine years old. He received a professional BA in Architecture from the University of Southern California and worked as an architect/designer for four years before becoming a monk. He enjoys playing, learning and sharing mindfulness with children of all ages.
Brother Phap Luu
Brother Stream (Pháp Lưu) is from the US and ordained in 2003. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English Literature in 1997 and also did non-degree study at Yale and Harvard in Buddhist Studies and Sanskrit before ordaining. He taught English as a foreign language in Madrid, Spain, and spent one year working part-time as a teacher in inner-city schools in New Haven, CT.
Miles Dunmore teaches English at the American School in London. A lay practitioner in the Plum Village tradition, Miles travels each year with students and colleagues from ASL to practice at Plum Village. He has assisted in running and facilitating educators retreats at locations including Plum Village, London, the West of England, and in Spain. ...
Tineke Spruytenburg (1954) graduated in Pedagogical sciences. After an academic career she became a qualified teacher at the age of 48. She worked in basic and special education.
She has been a member of the Order of Interbeing since 2006 and lived in Plum Village for two years. In 2007 she visited Vietnam with Thay and the four-fold Sangha.
She organized and facilitated family retre...